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Revista de la Sociedad Entomológica Argentina

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CIGLIANO, María Marta; POCCO, Martina E.  and  PEREIRA, Hernán L.. Technological advances and its applications in cybertaxonomy. Rev. Soc. Entomol. Argent. [online]. 2014, vol.73, n.1-2, pp.3-15. ISSN 0373-5680.

The rapid advances in cyber-infrastructure, bioinformatics, digital imaging and related information technologies facilitate the access to taxonomic data and allow generating new information on a scale appropriate to meet the decline in biodiversity. Basic taxonomic information, such as taxonomic literature, catalogues, specimen-level data, location of types, and interactive keys are already available, at least for some groups, on the Web. In this article we explore the modern means of disseminating taxonomic information, mostly entomological information, in the Internet; we review some of the different ways taxonomists have so far made use of the Web or will be able to do so in the near future, and how modern means of sharing data, especially via the Internet, are being used to streamline taxonomic work and improve links with end users.

Keywords : Biodiversity portals; Cybertaxonomy; Insect collections.

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